BADBADNOTGOOD - III
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2014 Ratings: #561 / 1004
User Score
Based on 275 ratings
2014 Ratings: #83
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Exclaim!

III's hazy, after-hours vibe is infectious, and these songs reveal fresh nuance with repeat listens.

70
The 405

Like a clever film or TV show, every time I listen to the album I pick up on something else, something different; a little nuance here or there I'd not picked up on before; something that puts me into a different state of mind.

70
NME

Shades of post-rock make the whole feel oddly conservative in parts, but ‘Can’t Leave The Night’ sounds like a trap DJ Shadow, and ‘Hedron’ boasts imagination to match the band’s spectacular musicianship.

MasterCrackfox
87
There was a period of time in my life back in the mid-2010s when I was still getting through college and finding my taste for music and finding what worked for me. Around this time I didn’t really have any concept of jazz music or its complexities, and I certainly didn’t think that jazz music really was still pressing forward. It all seemed like the kind of music that could only exist in the past and it wasn’t something that could take on a whole new form or find new grounds ... read more
MinatoArisato
70
Another great Jazz record although I don't think that this album is as brilliant forward thinking BBNG2 and the sound of the group is starting to not feel as fresh anymore.

Best Track: Confessions
Worst Track: CS60
xcomebackkid
75
A cinematic jazz album that sets a cool creeping tone. Begging to be sampled or freestyled over. Beautiful and moody without adding too much complexity that may shy your average listener away from jazz pretentiousness.
tha138
70
It seems that with every new album, the Canadian band is moving forward without getting tired, especially this time that it uses only its own material in order to get as close as possible to its soul.
AmericaanSpirit
85
An incredible effort from three promising young jazz musicians. Definitely something to have on at all times for all occasions.

BEST TRACKS: Confessions, Kaleidoscope, Hedron, Triangle, Sustain
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Added on: April 6, 2014